Hillary and Bonnie, two young teenagers, meet one morning by the side of the road, become fast friends, and on a rising wave of frenzy later that afternoon, murder an old woman. They did it, they say, for fun.
John, a journalist, is given the challenge of making sense of this senseless crime, and Jane, a counsellor, tries her hardest to break down the barriers that block the girls from expressing any remorse over their actions. Hillary and Bonnie staunchly refuse to soften their stand that the killing was fun, and challenge their adult inquisitors to defend a society that offers them no voice and no love.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival, breaking ground at every turn, Fun dives deep into the heart of the suburban wastelands, where desperate teenagers navigate freeways, fast food, and prefab housing search for crumbs of understanding and acceptance. The film has a political and moral mission to expose child abuse at its core, yet close to the surface, FUN speaks to teenagers in their own language, complete with anger, alienation, and sex.
– Cathrine Schulman, Sundance Film Institute